Halloween , warts and all !

Halloween brings up the images of witches with warts so I thought a few wart remedies would be appropriate. Warts can be easily treated with homeopathic remedies and each has its own picture. Common wart remedies include Thuja, Ant Crud, Calc Carb Graphites, Nit-ac and Causticum. Homeopathically the picture is different for each remedy. Some examples includes;

Antimonium crudum (Ant-c.): Hard, smooth warts that often appear in groups. Irritability and a thickly coated white tongue also suggest the need for this remedy. The person may also overeat and have various digestive complaints.

Calcarea carbonica (Calc.): Round, hard, solitary warts. Often useful for endophytic warts that have a horny wall surrounding a central depression. Indicated in people with clammy hands and feet who prefer routine and the familiar rather than change and the unknown.

Causticum (Caust.): Old, large warts on the face (especially the nose), under the fingernails, or warts on fingertips that bleed easily suggest the need for this remedy. The warts also tend to be hard, inflamed, and painful and sit on whitish-yellow, dirty looking skin. People who benefit from this remedy tend fear that something awful will happen and feel intensely sympathetic about the hardship of others.

Graphites (Graph.): Especially in periungual warts or corn-like warts on palms or soles of feet that may be tinged with yellow. Indicated in those who have trouble making a decision and who are prone to keloid scarring.

Nitricum acidum (Nit-ac.): This remedy is indicated in treating large, fissured or gold-yellow warts that itch and sting or bleed upon washing.. This remedy is also indicated for people who are anxious about health and worry about cancer. Often useful for endophytic warts that have a horny wall surrounding a central depression or the more common plantar wart.

Thuja occidentalis (Thuj.): The most common remedy for various kinds of warts. If no other remedy is obviously indicated, consider Thuja. Particularly indicated in isolated, jagged warts that smell or bleed easily or mosaic warts on the sole of the foot. Indicated in those prone to numerous growths or tumors and who worry too much about what people think of them.

In clinic a product called Verucca mix is often quite useful when you can’t decide which remedy to use as it is a combination of a number of the most useful ones.

Christine Pope is a homeopath and nutritionist who practices at Elemental Health St Ives. Appointments can be booked on 02 8084 0081. But for more useful information about treating common health problems follow her blog.

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